My conversations with the ZDNet bloggers about their mobile gear continues as I focus on the Gear of ZDNet. Today ZDNet Government blogger David Gewirtz.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
The first installment of the Gear of ZDNet series highlights the mobile gear used by Christopher Dawson of ZDNet Googling Google and Education fame. Christopher has almost as many tablets as I do.
Thanks to the homebrew effort I have installed Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on my Nexus S 4G. It is the best smartphone version of Android to date.
Microsoft is busy getting Windows 8 tablets ready to take the world by storm, but it is not clear exactly who will want one.
CarrierIQ is snooping on many smartphone owners in the U. S., and the carriers are likely paying them to do so.
For a long time Apple has been a company folks either passionately love or hate. With the iconic leader gone, perhaps detractors will soften their stance against the company.
Diabetes is running rampant in the U. S., and treatment for the disease is evolving. Glucose meters and insulin pumps are now wireless, allowing hands-free operation 24/7.
If Microsoft is readying a version of Office for the iPad, it better be prepared for the ripple effect in its other business.
Mainstream consumers buy tablets for many reasons, but rarely because of the OS it runs. This will hammer Microsoft's Windows 8 when it finally appears in the future.
Those who snag the iTether app for iOS that allows sharing a 3G connection with a laptop better be prepared for the tethering police to slap them around.
The ASUS Transformer Prime will be available in just a week or two, and definitely looks like the tablet to beat.
Pundits are willing to declare the PC on the way out, and the tablet taking over. Convincing the majority of the marketplace to lose the keyboard may be a lot harder than folks realize.
Getting a good user experience on a mobile device depends on the little things. Here are five features that make my gadgets a joy to use.
These are the top gadget photos appearing on ZDNet Mobile News recently, in one convenient place. They include the thinnest smartphone, most powerful smartphone, and first Lenovo Ultrabook.
The top ten stories this week on ZDNet Mobile News.